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McAfee sued by daughter of dead Belize neighbour

<b>Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee is being sued by the family of Gregory Faull, his neighbour in Belize who was found shot dead last November.</b><p>The legal action alleges Mr McAfee either committed the murder himself or ordered the killing.<p>Mr McAfee went on the run after the death, but said he …

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Volkswagen recalls 2.6 million cars

<b>German carmaker Volkswagen has announced a recall of about 2.6 million cars worldwide, including 640,000 in China, a crucial growth market.</b><p>The recall affects a range of models that may have problems with lights, leaking fuel lines and the wrong type of engine oil.<p>It includes 800,000 of its Tiguan …

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FBI director: Cybercriminals are the new enemy

Thieves, hackers and others pose the most serious homeland security threats, he says.<p>WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that cyberattacks are increasingly representing the most serious threats to homeland security and in the next decade will likely eclipse the risk posed by …

Babies learn to anticipate touch in the womb, new study reveals

You're no doubt familiar with the image of a baby sucking his thumb, but unborn babies in the later stages of development do it too. In fact, new research reveals that fetuses actually open their mouths in anticipation of a good thumb suck, which may point to better ways of tracking fetal …

Texas refuses to return controversial execution drugs

Demand from anonymous supplier of drugs used for lethal injection executions refused by Texas officials.<p>Texas officials on Monday refused to return lethal drugs they plan to use for an execution this week, despite a demand from the provider which wanted to remain anonymous but has been thrust into …

The jellyfish are coming! Experts tangle with exploding population

A diver swims near a school of giant jellyfish each nearly a meter in diameter in the Sea of Japan off the town of Echizen, Fukui Prefecture.<p>A "jellyfish bloom" may sound pretty, but it can get ugly fast. A swarm of moon jellyfish from the Baltic Sea were was into the cooling pipes of a nuclear …

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Will Ferrell Brings His Three Sons Onstage at the Emmys: “I Couldn’t Find Child Care”

You stay classy, <b>Will Ferrell</b>. The funnyman — and dad of three! — took to the stage to close out the Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 22, and brought out the …

Lena Headey Wears Sexy See-Through Black Dress at 2013 Emmys

Sexy Queen Cersei! <b>Lena Headey</b> proved there is a right way to go sheer — ahem, <b>Miley Cyrus</b> — while walking the red carpet of the 2013 Emmy Awards …

New High-Tech Laboratory in Kazakhstan to Fight Plague Outbreaks

$102 million biosecurity facility will open in 2015.<p><b>In a dusty suburb near Almaty, Kazakhstan, where the Soviet-era buildings still hint at a different time, a slice of high-tech modernity has arrived—in the form of a $102 million biosecurity laboratory.</b><p>The Central Reference Laboratory (CRL) will …

America Loves 'Doctor Who' Too

Step aside, Trekkies — the Whovians are taking over the world of sci-fi fandom. The BBC's surprise unveiling of Peter Capaldi as <i>Doctor Who</i>'s 12th …

'Once Upon A Time' Season 3 Premiere: Emma And Hook Share A Moment In 'Heart Of The Truest Believer' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Are you ready to venture into Neverland, dearies? "Once Upon a Time" Season 3 debuts on September 29 (8 p.m. ET on ABC), and HuffPost TV has an exclusive first look at the premiere, titled "Heart Of The Truest Believer."<p>We last saw our favorite heroes -- and villains -- headed off in search of …

Are Acid Flashbacks A Myth?

Flashbacks do occur, but very rarely.<p>Reports of drug-induced flashbacks have existed since the 1950s. Though the term "flashback" wasn't used specifically until 1969, as early as 1954 scientists noticed LSD users complaining of a reoccurrence of an LSD-like state long after the drug's effects …

Hillary Clinton: 'I'm Both Pragmatic And Realistic' About Running For President In 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opened up to New York Magazine about a potential presidential run, saying she's both "pragmatic and realistic" about aiming for the nation's top office.<p>“I’m not in any hurry. I think it’s a serious decision, not to be made lightly, but it’s also not one …

Government Shutdown Deadline In One Week

<i>By PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS</i><p>WASHINGTON — With a week left to hammer out a deal to avoid a government shutdown, some lawmakers seem resigned – if not rushing – to that end.<p>Most say they don't want the first government shutdown since 1996. But if the government happens to shut down, so be …

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Google teams up with Apple chairman to try to extend life

Google has teamed up with Apple’s chairman to launch a new company that will attempt to significantly increase the human lifespan.<p>Calico will use biotechnology to tackle major illnesses and ageing, the search giant announced on Tuesday.<p>The new company will be led by Arthur Levinson, who as well as …

Japanese authorities ignored US warnings over Fukushima water leaks

Operators of Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant dismissed plans two years ago to build a barrier to stop radioactive water leakages as too expensive.<p>The recommendation for a barrier, which the government is now planning to install, was made by US experts just three months after the plant was …

Baby dies after getting trapped in baggage carousel in Spanish airport

Spanish officials say mother placed baby carrier on belt, which was activated by weight, after family flew in from Gatwick<p>A five-month-old boy has been killed on a baggage carousel at a Spanish airport after his mother rested his baby carrier on the conveyor belt and it became trapped in the …

Tim Cook: Apple Will Never, Ever Make a Cheap iPhone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Many had expected that with iPhone saturation in richer places like America and Europe, Apple would …

Apple offering 'last compatible version' of iOS apps for older hardware

With iOS 7 arriving tomorrow, Apple is extending some love to the owners of older iOS devices that have been left behind. New compatibility features, first spotted on <i>Reddit</i>, will now kick into action if you attempt to download an app that is not supported by your current firmware. Instead, the …

For millions, insurance will cost less than $100/month

A report obtained by USA TODAY says the lower premiums primarily apply to "silver" plans.<p>Kelly Kennedy | USA TODAY<p>HHS report scheduled to be released Tuesday<br>• Rates were based on people who buy %22silver%22 insurance plans<br>• Law %22is making health insurance more affordable%2C%22 says HHS Secretary …

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Inside Twitter’s plan to go public as quickly and quietly as it can

Twitter would like to go public as quietly as possible. And to do that, it will go public as quickly as possible, too.<p>The clock started yesterday when the company tweeted that it had filed paperwork for an IPO. But the confidential filing actually happened a few weeks ago, according to someone who …

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